Thursday, March 10, 2016

I’m heading home today and will most likely see and maybe even talk to my father for the first since late June 2003.  I’m incredibly unsettled and nervous about this…

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Callback: “Untitled Chris Case Pilot/aka Havoc” @ Josh Einsohn Casting.  Again, I left very happy with how this callback went.  I think I took the direction very well and I made them laugh, plus I had fun.  Honestly, I don’t know when was the last time I had a callback for a pilot.  I call that a success, even if it doesn’t go any further.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Audition: “Untitled Chris Case Pilot/aka Havoc” @ Josh Einsohn Casting.  This was a pre-read and I was very happy with how things went in the room.  Hopefully I will get a callback!

Audition: “Pure Protein/Sun Naturals” @ Pop Casting.  I was late getting to this one because of the earlier pilot audition and I didn’t have a partner, so I read with part of the casting team.  It went okay…I guess.  Not so sure a callback is in my future for this one.

Audition: “” @ Francine Selkirk Casting.  Same-day call on a busy afternoon, but the schedule worked out perfectly and the audition was pretty good too.

In other news, purchased my ticket to head back east to Virginia and then a road trip up to Pennsylvania for my Aunt Barbara’s funeral.

I also got word that I have a callback tomorrow for the pilot I went in on today.  I’m SO excited about that!

I’m not so excited about missing another audition for tomorrow and ALSO a callback for “Pure Proteins/Sun Naturals”, but I gotta do what I gotta do.

Monday, March 07, 2016

Audition: “SAP” @ Cathi Carlton Casting.  This was fun and I think I did pretty well.

Saturday, March 05, 2016

While at work, I received the unfortunate news that my Aunt Barbara passed away back in Chester, Pennsylvania.  I wasn’t particularly close with my Aunt Barbara in recent years, but she was always such a warm, sweet lady.  I spoke to her back in December when she first went into the hospital.  We had a great conversation…and she made it clear to me that, when she passed away, I had “BETTER” be at the funeral. 

At this point I’m not sure what I’m going to do.  Well, I’m pretty sure, at the end of the day, I will be there, but it’s just so complicated.  You see, if I attend the funeral, I will most likely be in the same physical space as my father…assuming he attends.  This makes me so, incredibly nervous.  I haven’t seen or spoken to my father since 2003, one year after my mother passed away. 

Honestly, I haven’t spoken to anyone in my family in a few months, not even my youngest brother that I’m relatively close to.  Wait, that’s not totally true.  I’ve had some not so great conversations with my older brother.  He and I have never really had a good relationship.  I REALLY hope this changes for the better one of these days, but first people need to want it to change and I don’t have any evidence that that is the case…sad face.

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Callback: “Ice Breakers” @ Cathi Carlton Casting.  This went great and I’ve work with the director, Craig Gillespie, twice before.  I’m hoping for an avail call tonight or tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Audition: “The Grinder” @ McCarthy/Abellaro Casting. For some reason I had a big problem getting the dialogue out of my mouth.  Rick, the CD kept working with me until I got it right.  Thanks!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Audition: Ice Breakers” @ Cathi Carlton Casting. Fun audition, fun time.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Audition: “Criminal Minds” @ Scott David Casting.  I was prepared and ready to go…props and all.  The “props thing” is always kinda iffy, but I didn’t want to mime in the audition…so I brought a few props.  I was happy with how it went and I REALLY hope to book something on this show before it’s cancelled.

Audition: “Blunt Talk” McCarthy/Abellaro Casting.  I really appreciate this office bringing me in so often.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Audition: ”AT&T & More” @ Ross Lacy Casting.  Simple and easy.

Audition: “CDW” Cathi Carlton Casting.  Fun work in the room with a couple of other actors.  Lots of laughs!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Audition: “Snyder’s” @ Francine Selkirk Casting.  Doesn’t get much more simple than this one was.  I’ll take it!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Shooting: “Dude” @ Palisades Charter High School.  This was a reshoot from last December.  It was fun, a little hectic, plus I was late getting there because of the LA Marathon.  Traffic was a complete nightmare, so by the time I got there it was GO! GO! GO!

It was fun and I was glad to get it in the can, as I wasn’t sure it was really going to be rescheduled.  Yay!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Audition: “Boeing” @ Lisa Saltau Casting.  This is an industrial and the notification came in through my theatrical agency instead of my commercial agency.  Most likely because the CD usually does theatrical projects.  Earlier today I was in the area of my commercial agency so I stopped in to say “hello”…and let them see me dressed in a suit. 

One of my agents informed me that they don’t normally consider me for industrial submissions.  She explained her reasons why and it gave me a great indication of how they view me as a part of their roster.  I left feeling great!

Oh, and the audition went well too.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Audition: “USPS” @ Sonnenberg Casting.  Doesn’t get much more simple than this one…well, a little.

Audition: “Browse” @ Levy/Greuer Casting.  A fun character and a good time in the room.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Callback: “Good Thins” @ RMB Casting.  This callback was a bit confusing, because it was quite different than what we did the first time and what I was supposed to do was a bit confusing to me, BUT I got to work with a few kids.  I have to say, I’m great working with kids!  I’m not sure how it went, but I guess I’ll know something soon…or not.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Audition: “La Quinta” @ Petite, Casting Company.  Fun spot, great group of fellow actors to work with in the room.

Audition: “AT&T” @ RMB Casting.  I’m so perfect for this spot…it would be nice if the powers that be agreed.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Audition: “International Delights” @ Leilani Music Casting.  I was happy with how this went.  There was a lot of copy and I was able to “get off of the page” and have fun with it.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Audition: “Software Company” @ Kathy Knowles Casting.  I haven’t been to this casting office in well over a year and I’m thrilled to be back.   Funny spot, but I think I was just, so-so in the room.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Audition: “Good Thins” @ RMB Casting.  Complete blast in the room, great fellow actors to play with!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Audition: “The Grinder” @ McCarthy/Abellaro Casting.  Hmm…this went okay, maybe.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Audition: “Volkswagon” @ Ross Lacy Casting.  Funny, low-key spot.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Callback: “Twix” @ Cathi Carlton Casting.  I felt great about this callback and it’s a director I’ve worked with twice before.  One of my partners in the room was having a difficult time with the dialogue, but I don’t think it affected my performance.  Hoping for an avail call this evening or tomorrow.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Audition: “Twix” @ Cathi Carlton Casting.  This was a lot of fun, fingers-crossed for a callback!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Audition: “Project Can Opener” @ Cathi Carlton Casting.  This went well…and I felt GREAT in my suit!

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Audition: “The Bachelor” Bright/Daniels Casting.  Loved this character and think it went well and very happy to have gotten an appointment for that size of a role.

Audition: “Hyundai” @ RMB Casting.  This was fun and I had a great time in the room with my “wife”.  Hopefully one day, I’ll be fortunate enough to have a great wife in real life!  Hey, that rhymed!

My 10 year-old niece, Nikita, returned from her 3 week holiday vacation in The Philippines.  I thought she would’ve been exhausted after such a long, 14-hour flight, but no, she was raring to go!  She had a great time with her friend and her family and is already planning to visit them in the future.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Audition: “The Grinder” @ McCarthy/Abellaro Casting.  Hmm…I’m not sure how this went.  I had my own ideas about the pre-life of the character before my actual dialogue, but I don’t think it went over too well.  The part was too small to try to explain what was in my head so, of course, I just took the direction from the CD and delivered that as best I could.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

This afternoon I picked up my 10 year-old niece, Nikita, from LAX.  She flew in from Washington, DC and was on her way to the Philippines to visit a former schoolmate and her family for the next 3 weeks.  I hadn’t seen her in about 4 years and it was our first time spending time together without her father.  Unfortunately, her father and I aren’t close, but it was great to get to see her even if just for a few hours in between flights.  I must say that he, my brother, is doing a great job of raising her!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Audition: “Sebastion” @ Ross Lacy Casting.  Quick, simple and painless.  It could be my first callback for the new year.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Wrap party: “Dude”…somewhere in the lower Hollywood hills, ironically, over looking the very place where I work at night.  This was a bit of a weird experience because I didn’t actually get to film my scene in the movie, I didn’t know or really even recognize anyone from the production. 

At first, I felt like someone who snuck in to just eat the food!  After a while I started talking a woman and then felt a little more like I had a reason to be there, lol!  Before leaving I really wanted to introduce myself to Olivia Milch, the director, but since I didn’t audition I hadn’t met her and wasn’t sure what she looked like.  I explained my dilemma to my new friend and she pointed out exactly who Olivia was. 

After a moment or two, I approached Olivia and she greeted me like an old friend AND knew exactly who I was.  She gave me a gift of a hat with the name of the film on it, DUDE, and assured me that the scene will be rescheduled.  With that I finished my chicken kabob and walked back down the Hollywood Hill…and went to my night job.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Callback: “Toyota” @ Spot Casting.  I was pretty happy with how this one went.  The last take we did might be the one helped the most…we’ll see.

CUT TO:  Later, same night –

The news comes in that I’ve been released from my avail for “McDonald’s”.  Well, that was quick…NEXT!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Callback: “McDonald’s @ RMB Casting.  Eh, I didn’t feel so great about this one and it’s certainly my own fault.  I heard the explanation clearly, but I just don’t think that I executed it well enough.  Oh well…

CUT TO:  Later, same night –

The news comes in that I’ve been placed on avail for “McDonald’s”.  Well, I like the sound of that.